Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Benedikt syndrome

Benedikt syndrome is a posterior circulation stoke of the brain. It is caused by cerebral infarction as a result of occlusion of the posterior cerebral artery.

Benedikt syndrome is similar to Weber syndrome, but the necrosis involves the medial lemniscus and red nucleus, producing contralateral hemianesthesia and involuntary movements of the limbs of the opposite side.

Diagnostic characteristics of Benedikt syndrome including:
*Ipsilateral oculomotor palsy
*Contralateral cerebellar ataxia, tremor and hemiparesis
Benedikt syndrome

Note: Weber syndrome, which is commonly produced by occlusion of a branch of the posterior cerebral artery that supplies the midbrain, results in the necrosis of brain tissue involving the oculomotor nerve and the crus cerebri.
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